Thursday, June 15, 2017

Family Trip 2017!

School is out and we all loaded into the car and drove to Kalahari Resort. It boasts to have the largest indoor water parks in America.

Are we there yet?

Reed selected the on route entertainment and the line-up.

Now the obligatory water-park pictures. Lance loved the Splashdown Safari, as long as he wore the mandatory life-vest he could ride any of the slides without an adult and he took full advantage. Reed also liked this area of the park, she said Lance gave her confidence.

Always dauntless

Even the bed pillows provided entertainment.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kudos from Reed's Teacher

I wanted to send a end of the school year email to express how much I have enjoyed this school year with Reed. I have seen her excel in Reading, Oral & Written Communications and in Social Studies. She can ver toward the "talking" side sometimes but she has a great work ethic and always comes back. I know she will succeed if she puts her mind to it. We have had a long but productive year. It was my goal to push students to their goals and I think that Reed has done well with that.

It was another goal to have them write write write! They certainly did that as well! Only one story is being "published" this year ( my goal was for more). But we had many other content writing prompts and projects that helped in the writing process. The writers workshop story went home today and I hope you enjoy the bound final product. I have attached 2 pictures of the class and I hope you enjoy them!

Thank you again for all your support and I hope you have a wonderful summer!

- Ms. Groff

Oddly, Reed wasn't especially fond of Ms. Groff. Oh well. Nice message nonetheless.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Heather Hills Philanthropists

After many months of hard work and hours of fundraising, the kids dropped off all the donations to Children's National Medical Center. They even got some some local news coverage.

Heather Hills Students Donate to children with Cancer

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Adolencence - Grrr

Cole used to be the sweetest little boy. He never really talked back, kind thoughtful, wasn't mean spirited, got along with people and he had what seemed at the time, an innate understanding of fairness.

Now he's a tween. He talks trash all the time to me and Eric. He picks silly fights with Reed. He's short tempered with Gage and Lance. He farts and burps all the time. It's pretty irritating.

Some of the things that come out of his mouth make me question if I ever had any influence on him as a parent.

Cole's Fashion Sense
Yesterday he said he could already dunk on Eric, at a 6 foot rim. Really? Then Eric said to him, "You can't play basketball in those socks." (pictured above) 

Then Cole said, "I know, I'm going to put shoes on."

I give up.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cooking with Reed

She loves to put her name or initials on everything. Maybe she'll be President one day.